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Old April 15, 2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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H-6 crimp?

Just loaded some lite 44 loads 240gr. lswc's with 7 grs. of H-6 with a lite crimp, looks like I have quite a bit of unburnt powder.
Was wondering if I need a heavyer crimp or up my powder charge, this is my 1st time loading with this powder.

Or do I need to use a faster burning powder for my lite loads?
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Old April 15, 2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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HS-6 is fine for that use but I would use load data from your manual vs. data from the Hodgdon website. You need a good roll crimp as well as a magnum primer because HS-6 is a fairly dense spherical where just about any load manual will recommend a magnum primer, even for the lighter loads. You might get by with a Win. WLP primer, but your best bet would be to use a magnum primer.
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Old April 15, 2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thanks,thats good starting to run a little short on lp primers but have plenty of mag primers.
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Old April 16, 2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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I firmly crimp virtually all my 'revolver' ammo (I actually vary crimp and test).
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
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Old April 16, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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More crimp, magnum primers for HS-6 in revolvers.
You don't need a faster powder, but faster powders will burn more completely and keep your gun cleaner.
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